Kids Rooms... Organizing toys, books, etc...


I saw this on Pinterest and immediately fell in love with it.  This is a great way to organize your kids toys, books, etc...
I love the colors, simplicity and the style.  So fun for the little ones to be able to learn to keep their things neat and organized as well.  So easy to create, too.  A couple of book shelves, some colorful bins or baskets, a bit of elbow grease and there you have it!

Happy Organizing!

 




(Image found on Pinterest, at Dancing Momma.)

Label your baskets with style!

When organizing a space try to use containers for storage and group similar things together. For example... when organizing a child's room use decorative baskets or colorful bins and fill them with items that go together. Lego's in one basket, action figures in another, and so on. Then label your containers.
These handy little chalk board labels are really fun and stylish. Plus they can be used over and over again. As your need to store certain things changes just erase and rewrite a new label. Once you have identified a place for something or given it a 'home' it makes it very easy to keep yourself or your children better organized!

Utilize Your Space Using A Corner Unit

This is a great solution to a room with limited storage space. Corners are known as 'dead zones' so why not make them 'USED zones' in your home or office? Especially when you are limited on the amount of storage space that you have to begin with! When you are able to utilize not only the corner of a room, but also utilize your vertical space in that room you would be amazed at how much storage you can come up with in no time at all!

I recommend this type of furniture unit as an excellent storage system for any room and with many purposes when decorating.

Here are a few examples of where to use this type of unit:
  • limited space or storage problem areas
  • a nursery or child's room
  • a home or small business office space
  • arts and crafts rooms
  • small bedrooms, spare-rooms, etc...

Find this particular unit at your local Ikea Store

John Deere wheeled Tool Organizer

This handy tool is GREAT for a person wanting to get organized!
It can be used out in the garden filled with your favorite garden tools, gloves and such as shown here in the picture to help keep everything close by as you plant flowers, pull weeds, etc... However, there are many other uses for this product as well.

Here are a few examples:
  • Use it for your crafts or scrap-booking supplies.
    Fill it full of all of your favorite scrapping papers, stamps, scissors, etc... Just wheel it out when ever you want to start getting creative and then fill it back up and wheel it back to it's storage place when you are finished. It's retractable handle makes it easy to store away in a closet, etc...
  • Use it for a business or home project.
    Keep all items pertaining to that particular project whether it be binders, books, envelopes and maybe some desk top supplies like a stapler, paper clips, rubber bands, stamps, etc... When you want to work on that project pull out your organizer and enjoy the convenience of having everything that you need right there by your side. Each side pouch is very strong and durable, you can store just about anything that will fit inside.
  • Make it your 'Family Tool Carry all Kit'.
    Keep a hammer, a basic screw driver set, level, stud finder as well as picture hanging supplies, and pens, pencils, a ruler, rubber bands, tape, a box knife cutter with spare blades, etc... you get the idea. Stick a small trash bin in the middle to use for either garbage or as a spare bin that is removable if needed. Once you have all of your basic supplies together in one place, anyone in the family will know right where to go to find things of that sort. Plus, the handle and wheels make it real easy for everyone to use.
  • Take a project with you.
    If you have a project that you are working on and wanted to take it with you but don't want to bag it all up for transportation, just use your wheeled organizer!

Look for your John Deere wheeled Tool Organizer at your local Target.

Closet ID Tags


Digital pictures, tucked into card-stock tags with windows, identify the contents inside each garment bag. Breathable and inexpensive, the canvas bags can be dressed up with colorful bias tape, applied with an iron and fusible webbing.

This tip is featured in MarthaStewart.com.